Lentils and potato soup

You can make this lentil-potato soup thicker or thinner. You can leave them coarse or puree. It takes a maximum of 20 minutes and the taste can be varied as you like. Here are the basic ingredients (see below for flavor variations):

  • 1-1,5 l broth (vegetables / chicken / beef ... which is there)
  • 1 cup of red / yellow lentils (the small ones)
  • 1 medium potato
  • 2-3 cloves of garlic

Peel garlic and potatoes and cut into pieces. Wash lenses for a short time. Put everything in the broth (may also be instant broth) and off to the stove. Bring to a boil and cook over low to medium heat for about 10 minutes. Use the potato masher (coarse) or blender (fine) to bring it to the desired consistency. Maybe even spice it up. Finished. If it is too thick, it can be diluted with water or broth, and then salted again.

Here are some options for the flavor:

  1. Northern Arabic: turmeric, cilantro and cumin as well as fresh leaf parsley and coriander. Finally lemon juice.
  2. Indian: ginger, coriander, cumin, curry and turmeric. Maybe coconut milk or cream at the end.
  3. Tomato Mozzarella: When the lentils are cooked, stir in a little tomato paste. Some peppers. When serving, add cubed mozzarella and fresh basil to the plates.
  4. Asian: Stir some garlic and finely grate some fresh ginger. Roast both in sesame oil until golden brown and deglaze with white wine vinegar or rice vinegar and a dash of soy sauce. At the end, add to the soup.
  5. German: To roast onion and whole caraway seeds, who eats meat; Bacon to it or sausage slices. Finally, add to the soup. If necessary add cream or sour cream and sprinkle with fresh parsley.
  6. Cold soup: lots of thyme and sage and a bit more garlic. Should everything have a cold-relieving effect. A dash of cream for the well-being effect.
  7. Individual: Simply hold the soup and puree it. Then various ingredients such as tomato, onion, dried tomato, olives, herbs, boiled eggs ... cut small and put in small bowls on the table. Now everyone can give themselves in the soup what he likes. You can also put sour cream, or herb butter, smoked salmon ...

Of course, there are other options. For example, you can make super vegetable remains disappear from the previous day. Have fun experimenting;)

Hearty lentil & potato soup recipe & Cook with me! | December 2021